PURPLE CARPET AFFAIR
FEBRUARY 20, 2016
PELHAM CIVIC COMPLEX
8PM - MIDNIGHT
Beta Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Welcomes you to our Site!
The newest chapter in the State of Alabama, Beta Mu Nu, held its Chartering Celebration on November 17, 2013 at Valley Elementary School in Pelham, AL. The Beta Mu Nu was chartered on August 29, 2013 in Calera, AL Alabama (Calera was the city that center of the Voting Rights Act Supreme Court decision earlier this year). The brothers in the foundation stage of the chapter felt that it was time for a presence of Omega to become manifest in Shelby County. On May 31, 2013, the final draft of the charter request was sent to IHQ with the following brothers as charter members: Bro. Bobby Pierson, Bro. Don Bennett, Bro. Dwight Smith, Bro. Gerald Seaborn, Bro. Shawn Haynes, Bro. Shannon Lott, Bro. Landon Jones, Bro. Joseph Hampton, Bro. Diego Howard, Bro. Wesley Hall, Bro. Timothy Alexander, and Bro. Sidney R. Lankford, Jr. The District Representative for the Seventh District, Dr. David Marion, PhD, delivered the Message to the chapter and installed the officers. The officers of Beta Mu Nu are: Basileus-Bro. Joseph Hampton; Vice Basileus-Bro. Diego Howard; Keeper of Records and Seal-Bro. Sidney R. Lankford, Jr.; Asst. Keeper of Records and Seal-Bro. Gerald Seaborn; Keeper of Finance-Bro. Landon A. Jones; Asst. Keeper of Finance-Bro. Darrell Griffin; Chaplain-Bro. Jerome Hill; Editor-Bro. Thomas Brown; Parliamentarian-Bro. Bobby Maxena; Keeper of Peace-Bro. Donald Bennett. The State Representative, Bro. Fred Gray, Jr., gave the closing remarks of the day and encouraged the men of Beta Mu Nu Chapter to continue the great work already being done in Shelby County.
The Beta Mu Nu Chapter, BMN, of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. came together with two community servicing organizations, Family Connection and Safe House, to provide them with turkeys for Thanksgiving. Family Connection is a multi-service non-profit agency providing services for children, youth and families in Shelby County and the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan area of Alabama. Through a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families. SafeHouse of Shelby County offers critical domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs for the communities of Shelby, Coosa, and Clay Counties in Central Alabama. Several of the Brothers of BMN traveled to both locations to deliver the turkeys so they could be provided to the needy families that those organizations serve. Both of the receiving organizations were overwhelmed with the donations.
Beta Mu Nu Salvation Army "Bell Ringers"
The Beta Mu Nu, BMN, Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. teamed with the Salvation Army to help with their Annual Bell Ringer event. The Salvation Army is most recognized during the Christmas season with its volunteers and employees who stand outside of businesses and play/sing Christmas carols, or ring bells to inspire passersby to place donations of cash and checks inside red kettles. The Brothers of Beta Mu Nu volunteered at the Pelham Walmart Supercenter on December 7, 2013 from 10:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Brothers of Beta Mu Nu were responsible for raising on $1200.00 that day. It was a great experience being about to stand and receive donations for the underprivileged in this country. A total of 18 Brothers of BMN Chapter withstood the wind and cold to provide a great service for the community.